'I have to text my rapist': Victims forced to parent with attackers

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In some of those states, Noemi's attacker could be blocked from visiting her daughter if there was "clear and convincing evidence" that he raped her -- no conviction of first-degree sexual assault necessary.

Back then, society didn't legally acknowledge parental rights for children who were born to unmarried women -- "or, to use an antiquated term, 'born out of wedlock,' " said Multnomah County, Oregon, Circuit Court Judge Katherine Tennyson, president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Attorney Shauna Prewitt, who also became pregnant from a rape and chose to raise her child, believes society has created a "biased prototype ... that all pregnant, raped women hate their unborn children."

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